There are 5 ways to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya by night train, train, bus, taxi, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Night train, train  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela Night Mail Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya Express Train

$11 - $20

Cheapest option

Night train, bus  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort Night Mail Train
  2. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela 99 / ...

$4 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya 164.6 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya 164.6 miles

$19 - $29

Taxi, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya

$323 - $513

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya is to night train and bus which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 1500 and takes 25 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya is to taxi which takes 4 h 21 min and costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Nuwara Eliya is 185 km. The road distance is 263 km.

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It takes approximately 23 h 23 min to get from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Trincomalee, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya. However, you can take the night train to Polgahawela, take the train to Nanuoya, then take the taxi to Nuwara Eliya. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya via Colombo Fort, Pettah CTB, and Bandarawela in around 25 h 57 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Bandarawela
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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